03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

NY State Senate Gets Serious About Government Transparency

Turns out that the New York State Senate is taking a genuine leadership role in using the Internet seriously to increase government accountability and transparency.

Specifically, they're showing citizens how the sausage (law) is made, and how the legislature really works, starting to get citizens involved. The Feds are taking a look, which means that we all benefit.

Check out this video for more, and take a look at their very impressive open data environment.